The Acrobat

Last updated
The Acrobat
The Acrobat film.jpg
Directed by Jean Boyer
Written by
Edited by Louisette Hautecoeur
Music by Georges Van Parys
Les Films Harlé
Distributed byCCFC
Release date
27 June 1941
Running time
90 minutes
Language French

The Acrobat (French: L'acrobate) is a 1941 French comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Fernandel, Jean Tissier and Thérèse Dorny. [1]


It was made at the Victorine Studios in Nice, in the Unoccupied Zone of France. The film's art direction was by Paul-Louis Boutié and Guy de Gastyne.


Related Research Articles

Fernandel French actor and singer

Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin, better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer. Born near Marseille, France, to Désirée Bedouin and Denis Contandin, originating in Perosa Argentina, an Occitan town located in the province of Turin, Italy. He was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues. His stage name originated from his marriage to Henriette Manse, the sister of his best friend and frequent cinematic collaborator Jean Manse. So attentive was he to his wife that his mother-in-law amusingly referred to him as Fernand d'elle.

Julien Duvivier French film director and screenwriter

Julien Duvivier was a French film director and screenwriter. He was prominent in French cinema in the years 1930–1960. Amongst his most original films, chiefly notable are La Bandera, Pépé le Moko, Little World of Don Camillo, Panique, Voici le temps des assassins and Marianne de ma jeunesse.

Henri Verneuil

Henri Verneuil was a French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker, who made a successful career in France. He was nominated for Oscar and Palme d'Or awards, and won Locarno International Film Festival, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, French Legion of Honor, Golden Globe Award, French National Academy of Cinema and Honorary Cesar awards.

<i>Abused Confidence</i> 1938 film

Abused Confidence is a 1938 French drama film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Danielle Darrieux and Charles Vanel.

Thérèse Dorny French actress

Thérèse Dorny was a French film and stage actress.

<i>Life Together</i> (film) 1958 film

Life Together is a 1958 French comedy film directed by Clément Duhour. It features an ensemble star cast including Fernandel, Pierre Brasseur Lilli Palmer, Danielle Darrieux, Jean Marais, Edwige Feuillère, Gérard Philipe and Sophie Desmarets. The screenplay was written by Sacha Guitry, his final work before his death the same year.

<i>Berlingot and Company</i> 1939 film

Berlingot and Company is a 1939 French comedy film directed by Fernand Rivers and starring Fernandel, Suzy Prim and Fernand Charpin.

<i>Fun in the Barracks</i> 1932 film

Fun in the Barracks is a 1932 French comedy film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Raimu, Jean Gabin and Fernandel. It was based on a play by Georges Courteline and Edouard Nores. Tourneur was remaking the story, having previously filmed a silent version in 1913. The film was one of the most expensive made by Tourneur and was a popular commercial hit.

<i>St. Vals Mystery</i> 1945 film

St. Val's Mystery is a 1945 black and white French comedy film starring Fernandel directed by René Le Hénaff, Shot during the winter of 1944-1945 in the studios of Boulogne, this was the Fernandel's first film following the liberation of Paris.

<i>Hercule</i> (film) 1938 film

Hercule is a 1938 French comedy film directed by Alexander Esway and starring Fernandel, Gaby Morlay and Pierre Brasseur. The film's sets were designed by Pierre Schild. Jean Grémillon was the film's original director, but he left shortly after production had begun. A simple fisherman from Provence inherits a Parisian newspaper, but finds some of his new staff are dishonest.

<i>Ciboulette</i> (film) 1933 film

Ciboulette[si.bu.lɛt] is a 1933 French musical film directed by Claude Autant-Lara and starring Simone Berriau, Robert Burnier and Armand Dranem. It is an adaptation of the 1923 operetta of the same name. The film's art direction was by Lazare Meerson and Alexandre Trauner. It was part of a popular cycle of operetta films during the decade.

<i>A Legionnaire</i> 1936 film

A Legionnaire is a 1936 French comedy adventure film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Fernandel, Robert Le Vigan and Daniel Mendaille.

<i>The Beauty of Cadiz</i> 1953 film by Raymond Bernard

The Beauty of Cadiz is a 1953 French-Spanish musical comedy film directed by Raymond Bernard and Eusebio Fernández Ardavín and starring Luis Mariano, Carmen Sevilla and Jean Tissier. It is an operetta film, based on the 1945 operetta of the same title.

<i>Nitchevo</i> (1936 film) 1936 film

Nitchevo is a 1936 French drama film directed by Jacques de Baroncelli and starring Harry Baur, Marcelle Chantal and George Rigaud. It is a remake of the 1926 silent film of the same name.

<i>The Trip to Biarritz</i> 1963 film

The Trip to Biarritz is a 1963 French-Italian comedy film directed by Gilles Grangier and starring Fernandel, Michel Galabru and Rellys. It is based on the play of the same title by Jean Sarment which was staged at the Comédie-Française in 1936.

<i>Casimir</i> (film) 1950 French film

Casimir is a 1950 French comedy film directed by Richard Pottier and starring Fernandel, Germaine Montero and Bernard La Jarrige.

Roger Dumas was a French composer and conductor.

<i>Behold Beatrice</i> 1944 French film

Behold Beatrice or Beatrice's Temptation is a 1944 French drama film directed by Jean de Marguenat and starring Fernand Ledoux, Jules Berry and Renée Faure. It features an early performance by the future star Simone Signoret.

<i>Cocagne</i> (film) 1961 French film

Cocagne is a 1961 French-Italian comedy film directed by Maurice Cloche and starring Fernandel, Dora Doll and Leda Gloria. A simple man unexpectedly gains enormous fame as a celebrated artist, to the scepticism of his family and friends.

<i>Adam Is Eve</i> 1954 film

Adam Is Eve is a 1954 French comedy film directed by René Gaveau and starring Michèle Carvel, Jean Carmet and Thérèse Dorny.


  1. Lorcey p.208